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nor there. the commission was sensitive about the use of retail, what it will look like, what we are expecting. that is another discussion. i want to make sure that we are on track with the basic approval ideas that were in front of us. i fully support the extension because i'd be in the project worthy of extension. >commissioner antonini: i am fully supportive of thas i was n 2008, but is there prospect that we might be moving forward on this? and increased market for commercial space. commissioner moore: i make a motion to approve the project as proposed. >> second. >> a motion on the floor for approval as proposed. [roll call vote] thank you, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously. you are on item nine. amendments to the transit impact development fee. >> the afternoon, commissioners. alicia john-baptiste from these and francisco transportation agency. we would modify and impact the transit development fee. it is an impact fee that provides the city with funding to offset the impact of net new development on the city's transit system. money generated hot is directed to
the hard work we do with our students who are our highest priority. this was also a reminder to us that we have got some things coming up. we're doing it to your budget in two years and we're looking at a prop h renewal and a children's fund renewal. i do not want us to sit idle on this and as my colleagues have clearly articulated, we have to be strong and continued to advocate for funding from the states so our city does not have to continue to augment what they cannot provide. and we have to make sure that we continue to keep our nose to the grindstone and do the hard work that we do. and continue to thank our voters who support us in the ways they do because we're going to -- we have got to -- two large funds that have helped us through many years and we would not able to get through these terrible budget times without it. just a heartfelt thank you to all of our san franciscans who continued to support our school district and to the city for all their continued support as well. i am a little curious if we have the kind of list of what we would restore should any special money comes fa
: thank you. what is interesting to me, having read the memo that was presented to us and also in the presentation, is that there is no mention of the planning commission. it is extremely perturbing to think of the department as a separate entity from this commission. so i think the process to me is flawed. from the standpoint that it is the commission that makes the decisions. it is the commission to whom staff makes all their presentations. it is the commission to whom the audience and the public and interest groups and developers and property owners and others are speaking to, and yet, the entire program we have been presented has to do with department staff, so i am not ready to vote to support or wherever the action is that we are being asked to do today. and i think that it is also -- i do not know if it is telling for -- under program parties, you are using the word " branding." that is extremely disturbing to me, to use that word when we talk about a public department. are we trying to sell the department and commission to the public like we are through advertising a pr
, there are no major permitting obstacles. so, the three facilities that will be used by the america's cup staff are 23, 32, and 80. 23, a tenant relocation, that was just completed this week. also, as of this morning, the america's cup management had intended to but the center in part at the back part appear 23 and they have decided to stage most of the event there. the part that will be utilized is the front building, for office purposes. the repairs there, the electrical work, that has been a collaborative effort that will be complete prior to the 20th. installation of the security fence has been completed. further electrical improvements for fire purposes that are underway. 30, 32, the infrastructure work continued to benefit from a reduced scope as he asked a couple of items they're the key one, that this project is on target in terms of budget and schedule. good news, we expect containers to start showing up at that location on august 6. lastly ,pier 8, a similar situation to peer -- pier 23. electrical improvements, that work is under way as well. one thing that i forgot to note here was dry doc
have believed the world looks to us to say it is -- if it is possible to live together across every conceivable difference. we're proud of our home and place in history and proud of our example. but we also are humble in the context of the world we're living in. a world that is another connected but hyper-connected with a merger of i.t. and globalization. we recognize our faith -- fate is connected to the fate of others. that is the spirit that binds us together. the spirit that brings us here today. i want to close by reminding you that california is the birthplace as mayor lee was saying of life science, biotech, the home of the california stem cell institute, a state with more engineers, more scientists, more global -- nobel laureate's than any other state or we still lay claim to five of the top universities based on the shanghai index in the world. caltech, stanford university, and three of our public universities, not least of which the university is a stone's throw away. uc-berkeley campus. we're proud of the state but we also recognize we have challenges and we need to lean
. we passed this budget, what impact did it have on the layoffs that were difficult decision for us earlier this year? >> debbie superintendent -- deputy superintendent lee. >> this was a tricky one. this makes a number of assumptions about revenues, expenditures, about ways to reduce expenditures, expenditures that remained, and so on. we have identified school based budgets and school based budgets are reflected in this overall budget for the district and i think that is the primary, not the only, but the primary part of the budget that is related to layoffs. there are layoffs that have been of limited and are moving forward to in central services departments as well. all those things -- the work in combination. we did have to reduce side budget allocations. we had a number of very consistent approaches to reducing expenditures in several centuries -- several departments as well. these are related to people as well for the most part. we also have layoffs that have not been recalled and some of our ascensions -- assumptions depend on the outcome of bargaining. we are planning to th
, it may have taken us a while, but today we are here to announce that we have fulfilled mike homer's dream. his dream was to be ahead of technology, not along with it or behind it, but ahead of it. by equiping these cadets, soon to be police officers, with technology, as greg sur said, 30% more time on the streets of san francisco with the distance of -- the citizens of san francisco. that is a material change. like greg, i want to honor mike, mike's mom and her family who are here, who live just down the street, i think. so with that, sf-city is honored to be here, honored to be included, and i think we will help the city of san francisco continue to stay ahead of technology and utilize technology first and be a national showcase for technology in police work. [applause] >> our next speaker is caroline, director of global community engagement for hewlett packard. it is their general that has really gotten this program off the board in taking ron's phone calls. [applause] >> good morning. i am delighted to be here. i just want to thank the chief and the sfpd for this opportunity. your pass
on their recommendations, their findings, and uses they recommend. in the plan we recommended it were top priority buildings, we wanted them kept and saved. now we are coming forward with what the private sector sees as vital uses, how we can move forward. this will also initiate a process of public comment. are these the right uses, activities? a way to remind in this part of pier 70. the third initiative is the crane cove park initiative. you had an update on that in the june meeting. we will be learning more. we hope in 2014 to be running a new park. we will have this building up and running and will be well on our way to bring up the rest of the site. so with that, i want to introduce eddie orton and his team. >> good afternoon. thanks for having us. first, i would like to thank the courport staff members for r dispatch and vigorous this in pursuing this deal. a brief reminder, we are in development. -- orton development. we have to take one second to find a slide show. >> well you are looking for it, does that match and that that we are given? >> yes. that slide that just won by is really our
statewide primaries. you include the u.s. senate, the governor, and those races. >> we use the primary only as an example. there is nowhere else i use the primary information in our report for -- i never looked out over votes in primaries at all. it just looks at primary's in general about 65% of winner- take-all. i could not use september's election if i wanted to keep that formats until i had november's numbers. >> if you think about it with a plurality election, if you compare everyone who votes for the top two, their ballots counted in the final round. everyone else who did not voted for those top two, it is similar to where their ballots has exhausted. it is this ironic thing that everyone is picking out exhausted ballots in making a deal at of its and not realizing that all races have exhausted balance. the people whose votes did not go to one of the top two the only have one choice. if you are going to into an analysis, which you only do in the appendix, it makes sense to extend that to other races. you will see these numbers are far higher than they are in contests.
to give us back is what they have already taken away from us. i will remind everybody they took over $20 million. it was $2 billion this year, $2.20 billion. that is about $20 million for us. they took away that last summer. we are not even getting any of this faq. when people say we are going to pass this and it is going to help us, it will help us better than none, but we have been basically in deficit, all the school districts. they are not making up the money they have already taken away from us. i wish i would share the optimism for the good things. having said that, we are still going to negotiate with our collective bargaining partners. we always have. we did in the last two years. obviously, the integration of having back those school days is paramount for all of us, because it is unfair to students and our employees. each day is about a half percent decrease in a much they earn. that is not fair. why should they be carrying the burden of this crisis alone? those are things that are critical to us. if moneys come available, of course that is something we are going to try to get g
to get a little bit of information between today and tomorrow. another issue -- you use 2006 information as opposed the most recent data we have, which is 2009. by that, you under-inflated some of the traffic impact numbers. it appears the traffic modeling you did was done -- frankly -- it was manipulated to help you arrive s.a. -- are right that a certain result. the data you received is frankly just not believable. i'm wondering if anybody could respond to that in a way that could help me understand this in time for tomorrow's hearing? >> i understand what you are asking and i am confident in the analysis we performed an would be more happy to drill down on some of the numbers you are citing a particular intersection. right in front of me and would have to double check. supervisor chiu: today, this hearing was supposed to drill down on these issues and that's why i'm asking these questions. get supervisor campos: -- supervisor campos: if i could follow up on that, wondering why your definition of significant impact is? >> that a very good question. when an intersection goes from the ex
. in minnesota, they use september elections in odd years. it seems to me including those is comparing apples to apples. in terms of the state primary, all i was suggesting was using the most recent 2012 data because you are already using state primary. you already have said in the report. it stopped at 2010. including 2012, it would make sense. it is the most recent data. you already have a category for statewide primaries. you include the u.s. senate, the governor, and those races. >> we use the primary only as an example. there is nowhere else i use the primary information in our report for -- i never looked out over votes in primaries at all. it just looks at primary's in general about 65% of winner- take-all. i could not use september's election if i wanted to keep that formats until i had november's numbers. >> if you think about it with a plurality election, if you compare everyone who votes for the top two, their ballots counted in the final round. everyone else who did not voted for those top two, it is similar to where their ballots has exhausted. it is this ironic thing that everyo
because i wanted us to be more about a scenario like san francisco, where it is separated completely from everything else. as far as the primary, i was only looking at november of general elections. if you want me to look at the primaries, that would require me to go look at every other primary prior to that. there is a different type of voter turnout, so there is a little bit of a difference there. i do not think it ties -- over votes would be important for education purposes. i am not sure it is exactly there. but if the commission wishes to, i to do that. there was a comment about first and last round information. i did not want to make a decision. there were people coming at me from about sides. -- both sides. i inc. first-round and final round to allow people to compare the two. i did not want to get in the middle of that discussion. supervisor campos: anything else? >> i understand there were some comments made about how you looked at over votes or how many ballots being cast. i did get an e-mail about some of the concerns. i did look through all of those. they are not needed for th
been terrific in helping us to resolve the end -- electrical problems. i also want to mention that there was an item before the board of supervisors today, an ordinance to retroactively approved the emergency situation and our ability to enter into those contracts with consultants. i wanted to thank the board for their support. they all helped out with questionnaires and were engaged and involved. i was there at 11:00 to watch the robot. there was a huge crowd. the technology involved to make sure everyone was safe was terrific. the cruise terminal project is not only on schedule, but the last piece will be placed by next tuesday. we are very, very pleased by the responsiveness of all parties involved and the ability to, hopefully, preserve that part of our history and future. blacks do we know the cause of the fire? >> the fire department is investigating and is expected to have a report out in about three weeks. it should be out any time. whites two short questions. those are diesel generators? are those relatively new? my understanding with different generators is that some
. that is 5%. supervisor campos: how did you arrive at that definition? >> that preceded me and has been used by the city for a very long time. supervisor campos: i'm wondering if i can hear from the transportation focus on whether or not that is the definition of significance that the city is going by? >> those significance thresholds are set by the planning department. we think they are reasonable. supervisor campos: we talked earlier about this assumption that 40% of trips would happen on public transit. we heard that it seemed a blow. if the assumption was higher -- that seem low. >> if you used a .e assumption of people driving, you would read do the analysis and get a larger volume of vehicular traffic as a result the project. supervisor campos: we also heard from president chiu that the passenger data was 2006 data and we have data from 2009 available. if the data upon which this finding was based was 2009 date as opposed to 2006 data, do you think it would have impacted the outcome? >> i can't answer that right now. supervisor campos: is it possible? >> it is certainly possible. >> if
thanks for having us. first, i would like to thank the courport staff members for r dispatch and vigorous this in pursuing this deal. a brief reminder, we are in development. -- orton development. we have to take one second to find a slide show. >> well you are looking for it, does that match and that that we are given? >> yes. that slide that just won by is really our cover. we are on the second page. again, you selected us and we feel very privileged to be selected. because of our experience with similar projects. we specialize in large scale of this industrial rehabilitation. we have been fortunate to earn the confidence of some of our country's leading innovators. we are going to keep the project update -- give you a project update. we have perfected the our lease of the noted building and have opened up our offsite office. we have completed an access agreement which has allowed us to understand the premises. we have completed our negotiation agreement, which of course, allows us to proceed with the term sheet and lease. we're in the middle of our listening tour where we
. a request before you today is for conditional use authorization for formula retail use for poppa john's pizza. there's been no expansion of the existing tenants space. -- if i could ask for just a moment, please >> sorry for the interruption. it will go ahead and continue. this is a request for a formula retail at 696 center street. the restaurant will offer pizza and other food primarily for delivery and carry out. there is no expansion of the tenet space with respect to the form -- the retail uses, we ask the planning commission considers several criteria including the existing concentration of formula retail usage in the area, the availability of other similar business types and a vacancy rates in that district. staff performed a survey within five blocks of the project site and found there are 15 existing an approved formula retail uses , 15 establishments that sell pizza, including two formula retail restaurants and 14 vacant storefronts. it should be noted within six blocks of the site, there are 25 pizza restaurants. this area is intensely developed and highly residential. ther
to nature, you can use some of that money to get people and other parts of the city into golden gate park to appreciate nature for example. i urge you to look at the value of our social and human capital because sometimes it is worth more than the fish or money. >> thank you for letting me speak. i am sad because we are changing a beautiful park that i have loved for almost 50 years have i have been here. i asked you to look into your heart to and see what you're doing. i reminded of the bumper sticker that said the, what would jesus do? i would ask you what john mclaren would do. >> next speaker. >> thank you for this opportunity. i am a home owner on great highway and i have been sending e-mail's to you folks. i have never been involved in city politics and i have no idea how these decisions get made. i thought, surely, they will not allow this to happen. and it keeps on rolling and rolling. i don't know what anybody in this room can do to change the way it is moving or except in alternative, but i am a surfer, i have a financial planner. i think golden gate park is absolutely unique. t
traditional building facing the south side, i think it is phenomenal. not even talking about using three architects. i think it is a wonderful example of how to really create tively use the freeway. all of the legal foundations in place for labor, for affordable housing, etc., i am comfortable with and i greatly appreciate mr. lee being a strong supporter. in the end, i believe the position the department takes is a correct one. however, market octavia -- having said that, i am very comfortable st. exceptional designed -- seeing exceptional designs. how we measure height and how we look at hickory alley, whatever. fees are being used for infrastructure improvements, the extension and the completion is in the spirit of using the money. it would -- it is perfectly justified. it is not just a self-serving thing. together with the idea of potentially having an agreement for hickory, at an innovative way which reinforces our market octavia it is developing. i think market octavia is one of the most exciting neighborhoods that is happening and i am really happy that we are -- we continue to su
of that church, and i used to live between jackson and -- i cannot remember the other street, washington -- and i know that church well. i used to vote at the elementary school. i know the neighborhood well and i know about the church. it was not in this shape until more recently. i have a hard time saying, gee, we should play this game again with a developer who, by the way, this is not their first time the radio. if you want to make changes to the project to work with the neighborhood, if you have had two years, a lot of time to work on this, even before the last hearing. i find it frustrating to the commissioners time and the public at large to have to have this conversation over and again when there is a very simple thing that we have asked, actually, early on, that was not done. we're not even talking about the building and at the scale. just talking about the bare minimum at this developer is from the community, is familiar with the planning process, unusual requests have not been made. i just find it really frustrating, frankly. in terms of ceqa, it is very clear we're not to approve a pro
of the building and go to the elevator. we used to be able to pull into the back alley. it is being contested and just open the door and there is a ramp to go to the elevator. it was a lot. for a person to deal with someone who is disabled as well as all the rest of parts of our life, it is a pain. if robert has trouble walking which his back has caused a lot of problems and walking is one of them, it is much better for him to go through the alley and there is -- the door that comes into the building there goes into the basement through a ramp. it is a sloping ramp. that would be the best way for him to go into the building if it -- if he comes to the point where he needs a wheelchair. we're sympathetic that there is a lot of problems. nobody is arguing about that. in the process of this, somehow, some other kid is set -- other considerations, i think we are being overlooked. either the gate should be removed or there should be access with keys to the gate and the gate should be opened. >> have you requested a key? >> no. we have requested a key and said -- they said they will give us a key.
, the exchanges between the governments and the companies between the two sides. as the largest economy in the u.s., california boasts the resources and a strong advantage in high tech, bio-science, agriculture, fisheries, and the forestry, and even tourism. and in terms of cooperation with china, california enjoys exceptional economic, cultural, and geographical locations and advantages. it is always is the gateway of the united states to china. as the economic and trade cooperation between china and the united states and california deepens, now we believe that trade and investment keeps growing. china is the third largest export destination for california. many multinationals like hp, intel, cisco, and chevron are doing well in china. they're making money in china. at the same time, as the close relationship is going on, many chinese companies are working in san francisco in california. i would like to name a few. the tsl, ciuts, just to name a few. these are successful chinese companies working here. as the american companies in china, the chinese companies working in california in san francisc
of the legislature? we will put less into deferral payment and we will use that money for non-k-12 services. we will use it for health services, child-care services. that is not what that money is for. this is more cuts to k-12 and just this week, by the way, we found out that our calculation was wrong so we will propose more cuts in mid-year. we have said so many times we cannot absorb these cuts and they keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger. with leadership and concurrence of our friends in the legislature. are they in a difficult position? they have to choose between services for poor people and services for poor kids in school, yes. our job is to make them make the right choice. as hard as we try, we have not done a good enough job or we have to admit we failed and say to my kids are the lowest priority. the lowest priority of the state, not the highest. we need to change. people need to engage in this and they need to know what is going on. this is so veiled and difficult. i am urging that we in our school district tried to make this as clear as possible which is tough. and find ways
feet in height automatically requires conditional use authorization. so it's sort of a layered effect where you have both an ultimate envelope of 65 feet, but again any development between 40 feet and 65 requires your conditional use authorization. commissioner miguel: thank you, i just wanted that clarified so that everybody understood where the two numbers came from. i might, and i say that very definitely, might be more satisfied if you slipped in the fourth floor, and i say this not to knock off the sixth floor because some of the setbacks on the upper two floors could still work with the whole thing coming down. so slipping out something like the third or fourth floor and bringing it down so that the setbacks on the then remaining upper floors were there would start to satisfy me a little more. i still am in a situation as long as we're over the 40 foot of necessary and desirable, i am of the opinion, strictly personal, that 4,000 square foot penthouse is neither necessary or desirable and that if you did bring down a floor, that top level could be divided into several units and
on the building. yes, the architecture is slightly better than the previous iteration that was presented to us and the massing of the building is slightly smaller than the previous iteration, but this project does not substantially -- but this project is not substantially different or approved of the project two years ago. additionally, there are no benefits to this project, no benefits that make this project necessary or desirable. to hear the same argument for every housing to the lead based on your argument, i cannot support this project. i cannot support a continuing the project because the project sponsor does not seem to me interested in working with the community. i don't know why that is. maybe that has to be decided other places. as planning commissioners, looking at the threshold of conditional use, looking at the fact there are exceptions to the bulk limitations and the height and bulk district, a variance from the rear yard, all of the exceptions, this is not a code complying product to begin with. i think we are exercising our discretion. president fong: commissioner sugaya? commi
. >> if the term is not sufficiently definite for you, wouldn't expert in that field help us figure that out? >> maybe so. but that assumes the foundational question, which is, is that important to your determination? our position is that is not. it is just a little. commissioner hayon: from my point of view, we have at least two declarations, ms. madison's and ms. lopez's declarations, which are fundamentally completely different stories of the same event. for me, i feel that i need some help in trying to figure out why there is such a wide discrepancy in these declarations of these witnesses, in terms of how they describe the events that took place. i think that an expert like miss lemmon could possibly be helpful. perhaps not. perhaps once we hear what she has to say, we will fill this does not apply to the witnesses that we have. but perhaps it will be helpful and will be relevant in helping us to decide which of these stories has more credibility. that, and of course cross- examination of the witnesses themselves. i certainly could see the need to have her testify. chairperson hur: that
of golden gate park. to promote the mandate of the master plan, and heed the wishes of those of us that believe the park is an organism, a living in, breathing, growing thing. the most basic belief -- the most basic belief is inclusion. that is why we exist. wherefore the responsible use for all of our city's resources and the exercise of our rights to a clear, clean, safe environment for all. the construction of a sports complex flies in the face of inclusion and our concern about the environment. a metal will become a lot of toxic and gated community, only for the use of those who pay. it will cease to become a public space. they have strongly opposed this complex, when it was first brought to our attention by our environmental caucus. we oppose it as an exclusive, an obnoxious, and a move to block san francisco out of their own park. use our money more wisely to care for a broader number of fields. using methods, and to our environment. please support our p.o.. >> next speaker. >> my name is laurie, i urge you to reject certification and support the appeal. more playing time for
level is looking to san francisco to set the standard for all of us. thank you. >> any additional public comment? >> if you do not mind, i will jump on and on this. the director and i attended a little bit of a workshop related to the collection of this data, and who we are in the base of silicon valley where we can start to take data, utilize it, use it to make decisions, create maps about where areas might be deficient, not only for housing, but for senior housing, retail as well. i look forward to anything that brings us closer to that. some folks over at uc berkeley really created a sort of a sense city where you were able to forecast what a city could be like -- sort of create a "sim city." commissioner antonini: my only concern is that this is interpreted in the right way. we have a changing population, as everyplace does, changing demographics ethnically and demographically, and we should not be trying to lock in the status quo of percentages of income levels and housing. we do have to reevaluate as there is a population change in income levels change your housing needs based upon
that there will not be a housing related to development of medical uses at the cathedral hill campus. the appellants state that the eir fails to consider the demand for housing from employees. however, we analyze it this demand. the demand can be accommodated by current residential vacancies and projects currently in the pipeline. the demand from cathedral built employees would not result in it and our mental and pets. because it comprises development of nonresidential projects on nonresidential sites, the proposed project would not conflict with the ability to comply with housing element objectives. appellants state the eir faiiled to mitigate near-term impact from air quality. the draft eir identified mass' pollutants as an unavoidable impact. the impact was identified as single begin to even though air quality resources are regulated. and back -- regulations require the use of best available control technology. this is because the extent to which he missions achieved -- emissions reductions achieved with these regulations are not known at this time. we still considered this impact to be significant and
everybody who has been part of the office -- process, but most of all, the public to give us direction in shaping this vision. i am excited to actually advance the vision in see some of these tough start getting into the ground. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much, ed. we look forward to working with sfmta and the sfcta to do the technical analysis required to make this vision into the kind of implemented all projects that the city can pursue. now i want to bring up howard levitt, the director of communication for the golden gate national recreation area, one of our most important federal partners. it gives you a sense of why spur ended up being involved, because it crosses jurisdictional boundaries, working with federal, state, and local agencies. they have been an amazing partner. welcome, howard. >> thank you very much. i am delighted to be here representing the men and women of the national park service here in san francisco. we are privileged to manage the western edge of this magnificent urban corridor, world class urban corridor. and, mayor lee, i appreciate y
comments, we did not appreciate them, and if you see the wrong thing to us, we will attack you. our response is ok, the ordinance clearly says members are free to express their opinions, to respond, and i want to thank you for the responses i have gone although i may have not agreed with each one. i respect the fact there were given and it is that give-and- take that really encourages people to participate in government. i think one of the things that i see separately is the fact that many people to not go to boards and commissions because they really do not feel that the board and commissions care about what they say. i have heard them do it. one time in a police commission meeting, they went to item no. 2 and covered a and b and went into closed session for four hours, it made everyone leave the chamber. there were 15 people that came to talk about item number two. after the four hours, they came back, covered agenda item 2c, and asked for public comment and i was the only one that was left and i said that was not right. i was told by the vice- president, you cannot talk about tha
or will be used for. it is referred to as a parking lot and other times as a slush fund. you have $1.30 million for support for dream schools. they were the product of the consent decree and the consent decree is gone. if you want the additional hour after the teachers work day, there needs to be some consultation with the union over adding that two peoples day. there has not been that consultation. we note with concern that despite the flawed reporting in the papers, central office has grown by 4.29%. and the human resources cut that was recorded in the paper as being 30% is actually 0.9 of one position and not the 30% that was quoted in the paper. there are things in here with -- that we would expect you to address. those other outgoes, the d.r.e.a.m. schools. we want with some clarity what is going on. >> good evening. i am a parent of a student. i am here because i heard about drastic cuts that are being proposed to the early education program. i need to speak up for my 4- year-old daughter because she is too young to speak up for herself about the quality of her education. i heard each cla
that all uses the active -- that are active. if it is something that is not, we would allow for a process for conditional use, planning process to go forward. we have thought a lot about the efforts around sf [inaudible] and small business is trying to create additional business opportunities and figure out the best way to move forward in business models. looking at the empty storefronts we have, how is it that we can encourage more of these businesses to locate in our neighborhood commercial areas? when we thought about doing that was to amend the definition of trade shop. trade shops exists already in all named areas or mc districts. what we did remove and what we tried to do was create more flexibility about how trade shops could operate. right now there is a limitation on any trade shops that have mechanical equipment. to relax that to allow for two- thirds of the space to be open and available for mechanical equipment. we wanted to remove a hp limitation just so right now there is a 5 horsepower limitations. a blender is one horsepower. there is a limitation on that. we were very cog
trails would get money from the trail restoration projects, and that they would use the same priorities this time with the 2012 bond as they did in 2008. of course the 2008 bond was only four trails and natural areas, so that was a bit of a red flag for those of us that are concerned about the with the natural areas program has been using trial restoration money for things other than making them safer. i am very much happy to see this line which has been added. without this, we would have had the same language in 2008, and that would of been a concern to a lot of people. with the new language added, mclaren clearly needs work, in golden gate also. those are two of the major gems in the city. the forest alliance is satisfied with the additional language. we might have hoped for more, but that is the nature of it, and we are satisfied and will not in any way opposed the bond. >> i have a slide. i will to speak to it. i am arnita bowman, and i want to sit the to the supervisors released -- for listening to the concerns. the natural areas is a very controversial program. they're people bare
reliant solely on the potential for the opportunity fund it to exist -- to assist us. therefore, i am asking for you to make sure that the community opportunity fund does not go below $12 million. that is kind of a magic number, in terms of how much we can possibly be able to make use of it. obviously, this would all come back to you for decision making. we are also asking that the current prohibition against the use of bond fund this for planning and design is removed, because that is holding us up, in terms of what it is we want to get done. we cannot use the funds that would be, shall we say, designated under the community opportunity fund under the current language. we are also asking that community opportunity fund's been made available during the first year after the bond is passed, so that we can proceed with our plan. we want to cooperate with the city in terms of funding this. we are working on getting private funds to match. by the way, i want to say i am supporting the bond, whether we get a mention in it or not. it is very important that these bits of language that chan
to be part of the solution, if we used a methodology of the budget analyst, and while we would be opposed to it, we would reluctantly agreed for our analysis to and attrition about reduction. diaz's suited friends that would go along with that also. >> - my associate and friends would go along with that also. supervisor chu: the budget analyst has recommended 1.1 million worth of attrition savings and the french that goes along with it. the department is indicating using the methodology and knowing the information you have in the apartment, that you think that number is more like 531,000. its songs like you are reluctantly agreeing? to g-- it sounds like you were reluctantly agreeing? >> we receive the revised budget calculations last night. we think there are some things that are left out. it does not account for when they talked about last week, the retirement in any kind of savings. the talk about the cost of the new recruits and the academies. so savings and over time as they bring on more permanent staff. there will be a differential that is not in these numbers that is in retirement
strived to ensure that justice for those who are most vulnerable among us is had. the late justice matthew tobreaner was revered as a legal scholar and humanitarian who did not hesitate to speak out on behalf of the disadvantaged and marginalized individuals. in fact, he expressed some time ago the very fundamental principle, whatever hardship poverty may cause in society generally, the judicial process must make itself available to the indigent. it must free itself of the sanctions born of financial inability. and it is that principle that is the foundation of this award. and so a memory of justice -- and i want to give a shout out to michael and the tobreaner for working so well since 2000 on collaborating on the meaning of this award. it has been an award that pays tributes to individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to assist the most vulnerable members of our community and to strengthen the principle of equal access to justice. so today it's my honor to represent a bay area woman who exemplifies her distinguished career in the bay area for over 45 years. as the first african-am
technology and be a national showcase for the use of technology. why not do that right here in san francisco, which is the innovation capital of the world as stated by mayor ed lee at your inauguration. and we are going to make that happen. going back to 2003 when make homer visited greg sur here is he sfpd and would ridicule him for how backward the police departments basically across the country were in technology, it may have taken us a while, but today we are here to announce that we have fulfilled mike homer's dream. his dream was to be ahead of technology, not along with it or behind it, but ahead of it. by equiping these cadets, soon to be police officers, with technology, as greg sur said, 30% more time on the streets of san francisco with the distance of -- the citizens of san francisco. that is a material change. like greg, i want to honor mike, mike's mom and her family who are here, who live just down the street, i think. so with that, sf-city is honored to be here, honored to be included, and i think we will help the city of san francisco continue to stay ahead of technology and
environment code. chapter 23. i don't know of that's going to come to us or not. it looks like it's going to be an amendment. >> thank you. >> i have a question regarding the item before that. the potential building code amendment. the california building code regarding open lateral white. i see on the status it was on the code advisory committee with the recommendation proposed today but it's not on our agenda. was it that the code advisory committee? >> it was discussed at the subcommittee. >> i thought i might add one more thing about legislation since there were a number of items today that do not technically come before the bic. there were a lot of changes that affected the planning department and planning commission but they had no direct say over it. there was a move to move with the president and board of supervisors to create a rule of the board of supervisors will book that says that there will be legislation in amending the administrative code that will affect the planning commission are planning department, the board can't act on it for 30 days in order to give the planning co
this is really who epitomizes the value in san francisco. it uses a third less power than a normal office building. it saves money. i want to kick it off by introducing the mayor over his career he has have so many different figures on this building from being the administrator to being the mayor, so this is a welcome thing. phyfe good morning, everybody -- >> good morning, everybody. i have got the same eyes as you today. this is the first time i have stepped into this building as well. everything you see is going to be the same as for me. i am going to last questions, -- to ask questions, and i am going to try to figure out where this water comes from. i am going to have the same questions as you have because i am excited about this building, and i am thankful to the public utilities commission, to the wonderful staff, and the others on the team. i am thankful to the commission as well that they have been guiding this process. some years ago when i was an attorney, i was working on this side. this used to be the site of the workers' comp hearing room, and i had to go to court to represe
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